Tuesday, 29 December 2009

A Bit Of Stuffing Between Christmas And New Year

During the festive period I imagine that many instruments have been used, left unwashed and then abandoned. Many of these instruments may have needed batteries. I recommend that all used instruments are disposed of in a sensible manner. Please place your used instruments in this bag with a full and concise description of what your instrument was used for. And whether it was fun. And please mention if it was used for basting the turkey.

45 comments:

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I know a bloke in Northampton who's making a fortune selling used instruments on E-Bay.

Scarlet Blue said...

Daphne: I found this bag stuffed at the back of my drawers before I moved. I swear I don't know how it got there or where it came from. I'm worried that I may have an instrument that needed using.
Sx

Dave said...

My instrument remained unused over Christmas.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: I imagine it will be fresh for use in the New Year then?
Sx

Dave said...

I'm saving it for you, Miss S-B.

Autolycus said...

You forgot to ask if it was still possible to get a tune out of it.

WV: inulesms. You can make up your own jokes......

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: Thank you - do I strum or blow?

Mr Auty: Most used instruments squeak. Just my personal experience...

Sx

Rog said...

I've put 10 bob into Dave's Organ Restoration Fund.

I hope this helps!

MJ said...

GAH!

Beast's nasty old rusted flute is in there!

Dave said...

I'm pretty sure it's a wind instrument. Try blowing it and we'll see how things go from there.

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Happy New Year Ms. Scarlet!

U

moreidlethoughts said...

Does a mouth organ count? (They don't have batteries.)

xl said...
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wendy house said...

Does the bag allow for re-use or is that like letting the cat out of the bag?
Happy Dec 29th :-)

xl said...

Isn't C.S.S.D. one of those TV crime shows?

nick said...

Good grief, do you think I'd place my used instruments in your bag and let you be privy to all my tawdry secrets? I'll keep them to myself if you don't mind. In any case, special procedures would be needed to avoid toxic spills, I wouldn't want to put you to all that trouble.

Kevin Musgrove said...

There's life in the old girl yet if you can still manage to rummage round the back of your drawers before moving.

eroswings said...

I take very good care of instruments that work well and are a joy to use over and over again.

Any instrument that performs less than satisfactory will be cautiously and properly handed off in a manner that is safe and preferably eco friendly.

mapstew said...

My whistle had fluff in it tonight, and wouldn't blow properly! I was mortified. Luckily I had a spare in my pocket.

xxx

Roses said...

I don't have any instruments. Sorry.

Perhaps I can borrow someone's?

I'm used to second-hand.

Z said...

I gave mine a good blow on Christmas Eve. Then I wiped it carefully and tucked it away until next time. Not next Christmas - it'll be used lots of times before then.

Scarlet Blue said...

Rog: Let's not get Dave too excited.

MJ: I think Mr Beastie is fond of his piccalo.

Dave: Are you a tenor or a bass? I will need strong lips and stretchy fingers.

Mr U: And a very Happy New Year to you!

Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Dinah: Goodness me! I misread your comment. I am still hung over... I think a mouth organ can count up to 11.

Wendy: I think the bag is all about discretion.
Liking the avatar ;o)

Mr XL: Well yes... I'm also trying to figure out the acronym...

Nick: Come now, you are amongst friends... all tawdry secrets are welcome.

Kev: Sometimes I have to do more than rummage before I can get moving I can tell you... but that's an entirely different post.

Mr Swings: "I take very good care of instruments that work well and are a joy to use over and over again."
You are a very wise man.

Mr Maps: I know the feeling! I have the same type of mishaps with my sax. My cork and pads can fall off mid-performance, which is always an anti-climax.

Roses: Second-hand is better - already broken in.

Z: Do you have a trumpet? I've always fancied trying a trumpet...

Sx

Z said...

No, I'd like to try a bit of brass, but I have a clarinet.

EmmaK said...

Darling please do mention that if you send your used sex toys to these people http://www.recyclemysextoy.com/
you get $10 !!!!
Happy New Year and have fun getting stuffed.

KAZ said...

Can I please dump Kev's guitar in there - then I can listen to my Bay City Rollers CD again.

eroswings said...

Happy New Year, Scarlet B!!!

Cheers and Best wishes for a fantastic and fun New Year!!!

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Scarlet Blue said...

Z: Ah yes, that's right, I remember. Fairyhedgehog is learning to play the clarinet... I've tried but I have a sax habit and I can't get my mouth into the right position. :o( (!)

Emmak: Are the recycle people a charitable organisation? I always like to do my bit for charity, especially at Christmas.

Kaz: Oh how I loved Stuart 'Woody' Wood! My very first proper crush when I had rude thoughts.

Mr Swings: And a very Happy New Year to you!!! Have a good one.

Sx

I, Like The View said...

happy new year, Ms Blue

I,LTV x

Scarlet Blue said...

I,LTV: And a very Happy New Year to you too!
Sx

Kerrie said...

Oh dear hun, this bag is totally inadequate for my needs, I will never get The Colin to stay in it for a start but while I am here I would like to thank Emma k for that very informative website address.
Hope you have a happy new year xx

Princess said...

Dear Miss Scarlet,

I'm Quite attatched to my Instruments thank you, and the Houseboys are very keen to assist manually should there be a battery malfuncion!

Have a very Happy New Year!

Call by the Palais on NYE, I think that you will fit right in with the theme?

Love Princess XXX

Scarlet Blue said...

Kerrie: Oh bless the Colin!
Happy New Year, Kerrie!
Sx

Scarlet Blue said...

Princess: I was just on my way! Happy New Year!
Sx

zIggI said...

good lord, I didn't know they were a once only use! Regardless I shall continue resusing, at least until next year.

Hope it's a good one for you Miss SB

Lx

zIggI said...

oooops

Zx

Scarlet Blue said...

ZIggI: Easily done!!
Happy New Year!!!
SXX

MJ said...

Happy New Year, Miss Scarlet!

You are the bestest!

Scarlet Blue said...

MJ: *Blushes* So are you!
I have blown Mr Beastie up.
Happy New Year!
SXXX

Mitzi said...

I gave my instruments away to Age Concern, just before Christmas. I filled one of their charity bags and left it outside my door for collection. I'm sure the old dears at the charity shop will be thrilled to receive a huge red douche bulb.

Mitzi said...

Happy New Year!

Scarlet Blue said...

Mitzi: I'm sure it will make a lovely table centrepiece for New Year's Day dinner!
Happy New Year!
SXXX

Macy said...

Nice try Ms Scarlet... being snowed in and all, I'll be needing mine for a while yet...

Have a Happy New Year with the spoils you collect though!

Whirlochre said...

The collection of synaptic knobs responsible for the thought MUST DRINK SOME FESTIVE WHISKY definitely constitutes a muchly overused instrument — and I passed my liver and kidneys on Boxing Day.

So — not sure what I'd do with the bag at the moment, though it does look the sort for keeping cookies in.

HNY

Roadshow said...

Happy New Year old chum